well, it's six am and i must be lonely. wait, that's three am. anyway, i'm blogging before work which is probably a first. but i needed you all to know about this recipe. it changed the way i view healthy muffins and embraces my love for lazy. banana oatmeal muffins.
easy, delicious, and healthy. five blondes, straight up. from this tele nurse to you, you're welcome.
i mean, you gotta go, right? two weeks ago, i woke up with the clear need to go help relief efforts in oklahoma. i texted my friend to see if she would join me. she had already applied.through some crazy, God-ordained circumstances, marge and i ended up in shawnee, oklahoma serving with samaritan's purse (sp).
shawnee had been hit with an estimated ef4 tornado the same day as the close-by town, moore. due to the large magnitude of moore's tornado, shawnee has been overlooked by much of the media, but their pain and hurts are just as deep.
samaritan's purse is serving at multiple locations throughout shawnee. we ended up in a trailer park that had been pretty much destroyed. our job was simple: clear rubble and look for family keepsakes with a smile and a glad heart.
so that's what we did for four and a half days. from clearing trees to rooting through glass in the dirt, we work as heartily for the Lord.
but my favorite part was when we finished a property. sp gives a bible to every homeowner they work with. all the people who work on their property sign the front and write something to the homeowner. whether the homeowner is a believer or not, it is definitely an emotional moment as we say thank you for the opportunity to serve them in the name of Jesus.
i could go on and on, sharing funny and God glorifying stories, but i think i'll ask you to pray, instead. pray for healing and restoration for those effected. pray for the families we have worked with, that their hearts would continue to be softened to the gospel. pray for endurance for those who are still working. pray that God would use local believers and sp workers to share and shine Jesus. many thanks to those who were praying while we were away and will continue to pray!
yea, it's a mouthful. but dude, totally worth it! easy to make, delicious in your mouth, but a little hard on the waste-line. i give this recipe four and a half blondes. hope you get a chance to enjoy them in the very near future!
i haven't felt like blogging much of late and i really didn't want to blog today. it has been a rough two yearsmonth day and i finally closed the page on a joyous, yet painful book. as i struggled with whether or not to participate in 10 on 10 this month, the Lord convicted me to photograph blessings that He has provided this day, no matter how small. here are a few examples of some simple blessings:
love hate relationship with my bed;
i love to be in it and i hate getting out
a family that loves to explore
repeat, repeat, repeat.
a beautiful place to workout.
a head band acquired in Nepal that reminds me of where i've been
I've been a bad blogger lately.
"Have" should really "am," especially since this quick little blog comes from my phone.
Last week, I started day shift at work.
It's been an answer to prayer to be sure.
I miss my night crew somethin fierce,
but I am excited for new relationships and new challenges.
What I'm loving most about day shift is that my need for God is acutely displayed.
I get anxious, rushed, discouraged, and feel worthless more easily in an old job with a new routine.
But I am grateful that my Great God reminds me of His power, His faithfulness, and worth He bestows.
Also, please be praying with my church and I as a team of two is headed to South Sudan to bring physical and spiritual good to a people being starved. They will be gone about two weeks.
"4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;
6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."